Delegation wants higher budget for Denver VA hospital

DENVER – Colorado’s congressional delegation asked the U.S. House and Senate on Wednesday to raise the spending limit on Denver’s new veterans hospital from $800 million to $1.1 billion so the...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Denver airport bans sale of pot-themed souvenirs

DENVER – Tourists who fly to Colorado, home of legal pot, can forget about buying souvenir boxer shorts, socks or sandals with a marijuana leaf on them when passing through the Denver airport. The...

DATE: Jan. 28, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Background check for coach?

DENVER – Colorado is considering becoming the first state to require background checks for people who work for youth sports organizations. Bill supporters argue that hairdressers and child care...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado Briefs

Prison-work program facing difficulties DENVER – Colorado prisons are making profits from charging inmates for phone calls and other personal items, but they’re struggling to break even from shops...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Quirk means pot may pay off for Coloradans, literally

DENVER – Colorado’s marijuana experiment was designed to raise revenue for the state and its schools, but a constitutional amendment may put some of the tax money directly into residents’ pockets,...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mormon leaders call for measures protecting gay rights

SALT LAKE CITY – The Mormon church announced a campaign on Tuesday for new laws that protect gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination while somehow also protecting people...

DATE: Jan. 26, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Excuses arise in jury selection

CENTENNIAL – One prospective juror said she had a panic attack. Another claimed to have a bad back. A third is in the military and worried he would be deployed during the trial of Colorado theater...

DATE: Jan. 25, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What’s in a name?

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. To those who know and love the Grand Canyon, the names of its historic lodges are synonymous with the national park itself. Bright Angel Lodge, Phantom Ranch and El Tovar all bring...

DATE: Jan. 24, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Pot-related poison control calls rise in Colorado, Wash.

SEATTLE – Marijuana-related calls to poison control centers in Washington and Colorado have spiked since the states began allowing legal sales last year, with an especially troubling increase in...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. House speaker Tripp ‘never expected’ top spot

ALBUQUERQUE – Don Tripp, a California-born jeweler, only ran for a statehouse seat because he couldn’t find another candidate. Now the Republican finds himself in the most powerful position in the...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Woman gets 4 years for ties to terrorists

DENVER – A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants has been sentenced to four years in prison. Shannon Conley learned her punishment in Denver...

DATE: Jan. 23, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Republicans reject funds for driver’s license program

DENVER – Democrats who pushed to get driver’s licenses for Colorado immigrants regardless of their legal status are outraged over a Republican vote to block access to funds for the program. The...

DATE: Jan. 22, 2015 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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